Weddings are one of the most important family events. They provide great opportunities to celebrate together, and begin new chapters in family story.
This week, I'm celebrating my own wedding anniversary, and I began thinking about all the memories shared with my husband and our excitement about our future.
The origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary. During the 20th century, other anniversaries began to be represented by materials such as “wood,” “pearl ” and “diamond.”
Here's a list of traditional anniversaries and some gift ideas:
1: Paper: Traditions include giving a paper gift to your spouse, such as a photo album or collage depicting memories over the past year.
2: Cotton: A nice idea for a present is a cotton T-shirt with a design print.
3: Leather: A watch strap, belt or shoes are great gift ideas.
4: Fruits and Flower: Women love flowers, so send her some for this anniversary!
5: Wood: Get into the DIY spirit and building something yourself; handmade gifts are always valuable.
6: Sugar: Remember your sweet memories by giving your loved one chocolates or candy.
7: Wool or Copper: Some options include clothing or a copper money clip, but there are many gift ideas for this anniversary.
8: Bronze: How about a bronze necklace or a sculpture?
9: Pottery: Why not take a pottery workshop with your spouse for a fun anniversary activity?
10: Tin: Fill a metal box with photos, movie ticket stubs, menus and other memories of your time together over the past 10 years.
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Do you know the oldest anniversary in your family tree? What anniversary will you be celebrating this year?
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